Michael Kelly in Rome - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 67-68:

The church of St. Peter appeared to me so magnificent, that our St. Paul's seemed but an epitome of it, though built on the same plan. When the Pope chaunts the Te Deum, assisted by the choir, and in some parts by the whole congregation (generally possessing good voices and fine ears), the effect produced is certainly sublime ; but it is in the Pope's chapel only, one can hear in perfection the divine music of Palestrina.

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 67-68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428139048247 accessed: 21 January, 2021

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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sacred music
written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:17:28 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:29:59 +0000